Uh-oh! Yogi Bear’s sidekick, Boo Boo, is carrying one of the “pic-a-nic” baskets that Yogi snatched away from some inattentive campers, and Ranger Smith is hot on his trail! That’s too bad, because it really wasn’t Boo Boo’s fault. He likes to do the right thing and keep Yogi from doing things he shouldn’t do, but he has a difficult time trying to keep Yogi out of trouble. Ranger Smith will be very disappointed!
Boo Boo has been very loyal to Yogi and has been by his side since the “Yogi Bear” segment of The Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958. When Yogi was given his own series in 1961, Boo Boo went with him.
As for Ranger Smith, the former US Army soldier oversees Jellystone Park and makes sure nobody (or no bear) is breaking the rules. Wanting to protect both the campers and wildlife, the park ranger greatly disapproves of Yogi stealing food from the visitors. As a result, he has a grudging respect for Yogi and can never quite decide if he should send Yogi off to a zoo or not. Although their relationship is quite antagonistic, they are also friends, so if serious trouble were to befall one of them, the other, out of sheer guilt, usually attempts to rescue them.
In this case, Boo-Boo got caught in the middle, poor little bear!